This blog is a forum to share the many hundreds of recipes that Bessie Jones Taylor collected in her 90 years. Ideally, this will also be a site to share our memories of her and Stickney and add suggestions and comments about the recipes themselves. All are welcome to participate!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Yeast Rolls, cont.

I actually made the yeast rolls! They were not as good as Grandma's, but I learned that they taste better the more melted butter you spread on them (shocker!). I made a few adjustments: instead of lard, I used vegetable shortening and I ran out of white flour and put about half wheat flour instead (which made them turn out a tad bit dry). Bessie's recipe is quite large and there was certainly enough dough for me to put in the "ice box" for next time. In the end, though, we had a nice smelling house and some lovely cheddar/ham rolls for dinner!

Monday, January 11, 2010

Potato Spice Bread

Here's a recipe to warm you this winter, I think it will taste especially good with the whipping cream! Did anyone try the yeast rolls yet? Me neither, but I aspire to.